Review: A REVOLUTIONARY PEOPLE AT WAR by Charles Royster

a revolutionary people at warMatt’s Book Blog reviewed A Revolutionary People at War: The Continental Army & American Character, 1775-1783 by Charles Royster for the 2013 American Revolution Reading Challenge.  Here’s an excerpt:

I realize making an argument for idealistic convictions presents problems to readers who want hard proof for attitudes and beliefs. Royster, however, backs up his assertions with much evidence from newspapers, pamphlets, sermons, public records, journals, correspondence, and memoirs.

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Review: THE DESTRUCTIVE WAR: WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN, STONEWALL JACKSON, AND THE AMERICANS by Charles Royster

Matt’s Book Blog recently read and reviewed The Destructive War:  William Tecumseh, Stonewall Jackson, and the Americans by Charles Royster for the U.S. Civil War Reading Challenge 2011.  Here’s an excerpt:

“This is a hard book to read even for the committed reader. In fact, it sprawls, as it contains a massive number of anecdotes. In overwhelming amount and detail, Royster culled information from memoirs, letters, newspaper accounts and editorials, speeches, novels, and official records.”

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